Yishun is getting more and more ‘happening’ with a number of gelato cafes, from Bloom Artisan, No Horse Run Gelato, Holy Cow Creamery, Overscoop, Hyogaki, to the recently opened Moin Moin Gelato. (Is it can write Yishun café listicle already?)
“Moin” means “Hi”, “Hello”, “Good morning”, “Good night” and everything in between in German.
This gelato café decked in minimalist-white is found at 930 Yishun, a short 8 to 10 minutes’ walk from Northpoint City and Yishun MRT.
In fact, the famous ”No Name” 928 Yishun Laksa is just 2 blocks away.
Other than the usual gelato and waffles, the café also serves up bakes such as Brownies ($5.50), Chocolate Cake ($7.50) and drinks such as hot tea, hot chocolate, and ice brewed tea ($4.50 – $6).
However, note that there is NO coffee sold here, which is quite unusual for a ‘café’.
Anyway, classic scoops go for $3.90, superior for $4.70, and there is the premium at $5.40 – slightly on the expensive side for the “premium”.
Additional waffles is at an extra $5.00.
Classic gelato flavours include Black Sesame, Blue Pea Vanilla, Cookie & Cream, London Fog (Ear Grey Lavender), Salted Caramel and Yakult Vanilla.
The more expensive “Superior” flavours are Chocolate Stout, Matcha Azuki, Oolong Tea, Osmanthus Lychee, Peanut Butter Banana, Strawberry Biscoff, Valrhona Dark Chocolate, and White Chrysanthemum with Cocoa Nibs.
Premium are the Pistachio and Rum and Raisin.
I was told the most popular flavours are Pistachio, Osmanthus Lychee, and Rum and Raisin. Ah, server knows how to up-sell. lol
The Osmanthus Lychee was a more impressionable flavour due to fruity sweetness and delicate floral flavour.
Not that the Pistachio was any bad, the gelato was still rich and smooth (better than the average), but I had more nutty, earthy, aromatic pistachio flavours elsewhere.
The waffles had an enjoyable, crispy outside layer, while the inner was on the slight doughy side. Not bad.
Moin Moin Gelato
930 Yishun Central 1 #01-125, Singapore 760930
Opening Hours: 2pm – 10pm (Tues – Thurs), 2pm – 12am (Fri), 12pm – 12am (Sat – Sun), Closed Mon